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  • Toulon's Samoan winger David Smith (left) fends off a challenge by Brive's Said Hireche during their French Top 14 rugby union match at the Mayol stadium in Toulon on March 7, 2015
    Smith, Rokocoko and Ranger in Barbarians squad AFP News - 3 hours ago

    Toulon's David Smith, All Blacks great Joe Rokocoko and New Zealand's Rene Ranger will play for the Barbarians against Ireland and England next month, coach Robbie Deans … More »Smith, Rokocoko and Ranger in Barbarians squad

    Toulon's Samoan winger David Smith (left) fends off a challenge by Brive's Said Hireche during their French Top 14 rugby union match at the Mayol stadium in Toulon on March 7, 2015

    Toulon's David Smith, All Blacks great Joe Rokocoko and New Zealand's Rene Ranger will play for the Barbarians against Ireland and England next month, coach Robbie Deans revealed on Tuesday. They are the latest players to have been called up by the famous invitational team for games against Ireland at Thomond Park in Limerick …

  • Boxer Manny Pacquiao spars with his coach Freddy Roach during a training session at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California on April 15, 2015
    TV exec made Mayweather-Pacquiao bout possible AFP News - 3 hours ago

    Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao meet Saturday in a fight many thought would never happen -- but which came together thanks to the determination of US entertainment … More »TV exec made Mayweather-Pacquiao bout possible

    Boxer Manny Pacquiao spars with his coach Freddy Roach during a training session at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California on April 15, 2015

    Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao meet Saturday in a fight many thought would never happen -- but which came together thanks to the determination of US entertainment power player Leslie Moonves. According to Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum, Moonves -- the chief executive of CBS Corporation -- kept the train on the rails. …

  • Japan's Kei Nishikori has been tipped for Grand Slam glory by his former mentor
    Nishikori 'better than Djokovic': mentor AFP News - 3 hours ago

    Japan's Kei Nishikori has the ability to reach the summit of men's tennis and is technically already better than world number one Novak Djokovic, according to his former … More »Nishikori 'better than Djokovic': mentor

    Japan's Kei Nishikori has been tipped for Grand Slam glory by his former mentor

    Japan's Kei Nishikori has the ability to reach the summit of men's tennis and is technically already better than world number one Novak Djokovic, according to his former mentor. Shuzo Matsuoka told AFP on Tuesday it was "only a matter of time" before Nishikori, who broke into the top five last season, captured his first …

  • Aston Villa's Spanish midfielder Carles Gil runs with the ball, chased by Bournemouth's English defender Steve Cook (left) during their FA Cup match at Villa Park in Birmingham on January 25, 2015
    Don't count chickens, Charlton warn Bournemouth AFP News - 4 hours ago

    Charlton Athletic have given Bournemouth a tongue-in-cheek warning that their promotion to the Premier League should not be considered a formality ahead of the teams' … More »Don't count chickens, Charlton warn Bournemouth

    Aston Villa's Spanish midfielder Carles Gil runs with the ball, chased by Bournemouth's English defender Steve Cook (left) during their FA Cup match at Villa Park in Birmingham on January 25, 2015

    Charlton Athletic have given Bournemouth a tongue-in-cheek warning that their promotion to the Premier League should not be considered a formality ahead of the teams' Championship match on Saturday. It left third-place Middlesbrough needing an unprecedented 20-goal swing in goal difference on the final day to pip Bournemouth …

  • Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo (L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the Serie A match against Torino on April 26, 2015 in Turin
    Favours needed again as Juventus look to clinch title AFP News - 4 hours ago

    After their weekend derby disappointment, Juventus will need favours from elsewhere if they are to secure a fourth consecutive Serie A title in front of their own fans … More »Favours needed again as Juventus look to clinch title

    Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo (L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the Serie A match against Torino on April 26, 2015 in Turin

    After their weekend derby disappointment, Juventus will need favours from elsewhere if they are to secure a fourth consecutive Serie A title in front of their own fans on Wednesday. Fourteen points clear at the top of the table with six matches remaining, Massimiliano Allegri's side entertain Fiorentina at the Juventus …

  • Paris Saint-Germain's French head coach Laurent Blanc looks on during the French L1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Lille at the Parc des Princes in Paris on April 25, 2015
    Blanc, Ibrahimovic staying at PSG, owner says AFP News - 4 hours ago

    Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari owner has said that manager Laurent Blanc and star players Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edison Cavani and Javier Pastore will all be staying at the … More »Blanc, Ibrahimovic staying at PSG, owner says

    Paris Saint-Germain's French head coach Laurent Blanc looks on during the French L1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Lille at the Parc des Princes in Paris on April 25, 2015

    Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari owner has said that manager Laurent Blanc and star players Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edison Cavani and Javier Pastore will all be staying at the club for next season. PSG are in a battle with Lyon to retain their league title and are in contention to win both the French domestic cups, but the Champions …

  • Lokeren's Gregory Mertens (left) vies with Standard's Mehdi Carcela during their Belgian Jupiler Pro League football match between Standard de Liege and Lokeren in Liege on April 17, 2014
    Belgian player suffers heart-attack AFP News - 5 hours ago

    Belgian footballer Gregory Mertens was in a critical state in hospital on Tuesday after suffering a heart-attack playing for Lokeren reserves the previous night, press … More »Belgian player suffers heart-attack

    Lokeren's Gregory Mertens (left) vies with Standard's Mehdi Carcela during their Belgian Jupiler Pro League football match between Standard de Liege and Lokeren in Liege on April 17, 2014

    Belgian footballer Gregory Mertens was in a critical state in hospital on Tuesday after suffering a heart-attack playing for Lokeren reserves the previous night, press reports said. The reports said that Mertens had been placed in an induced coma in an effort to save his life. "Sporting Lokeren sympathises with the family …

  • Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith during the game against the Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on April 23, 2015
    Cleveland Cavaliers' Smith suspended two games AFP News - 10 hours ago

    Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith was suspended for two games by the NBA for striking a Boston player in the face in game four of their first-round playoff series. … More »Cleveland Cavaliers' Smith suspended two games

    Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith during the game against the Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on April 23, 2015

    Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith was suspended for two games by the NBA for striking a Boston player in the face in game four of their first-round playoff series. Smith will miss the first two games of the second round, in which the Cavs will face either Chicago or Milwaukee. Smith was ejected from Sunday's game four, …

  • Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after winning the 2014 Wimbledon men's singles title
    Wimbledon prize money rises for fourth year in row AFP News - 14 hours ago

    The winners of this year's Wimbledon singles titles will share a prize fund of £1.88 million ($2.87 million, 2.63 million euros) after organisers on Tuesday announced … More »Wimbledon prize money rises for fourth year in row

    Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after winning the 2014 Wimbledon men's singles title

    The winners of this year's Wimbledon singles titles will share a prize fund of £1.88 million ($2.87 million, 2.63 million euros) after organisers on Tuesday announced a fourth consecutive prize money increase. There has been a rise of seven percent from the £1.76 million paid to the singles champions in 2014, with overall …

  • PSG's midfielder Ezequiel Lavezzi (C) is congratuled by Blaise Matuidi (C) and Edinson Cavani (R) during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Lille on April 25, 2015
    Metz visit offers PSG chance to go clear at top AFP News - 16 hours ago

    Paris Saint-Germain can open up a three-point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table with a victory at home to relegation-threatened Metz in a rescheduled fixture at the … More »Metz visit offers PSG chance to go clear at top

    PSG's midfielder Ezequiel Lavezzi (C) is congratuled by Blaise Matuidi (C) and Edinson Cavani (R) during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Lille on April 25, 2015

    Paris Saint-Germain can open up a three-point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table with a victory at home to relegation-threatened Metz in a rescheduled fixture at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday. The capital club are level on points with leaders Lyon having played one game fewer and trail only on goal difference, so Tuesday's …

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